J&K: Iconic 106-Year-Old Gulmarg’s Maharani Temple Gutted In Massive Fire

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In Jammu and Kashmir, the iconic Maharani Temple in the tourist destination of Gulmarg, located atop a hillock was gutted in a massive blaze.

The fire erupted at the renowned Maharani Temple, where the iconic Bollywood song ‘Jai Jai Shiv Shankar’ featuring Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz was once filmed. The fire consumed the temple overnight, leaving nothing but ashes in its wake.

The Maharani temple held significant religious importance, serving as a popular pilgrimage site in the Kashmir Valley.

Reports suggest that the blaze broke out at around 3:45 AM on June 5, and despite prompt intervention from the local fire service station and law enforcement, nothing much could be saved.

The temple’s destruction stemmed from its construction entirely of wood, exacerbating the fire’s impact.

Meanwhile, authorities in the Jammu and Kashmir administration have initiated an investigation to determine the cause of this devastating inferno.

Disclaimer: This press release is sourced from News On AIR, Prasar Bharti and Press Information Bureau India (PIB).

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